ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Meonis of Mewat

Meonis of Mewat

Yoginder Sikand The Meos are descendants of rajput meena and gujjar converts to Islam and are scattered over a large area south of Delhi towards the Thar desert. The condition and status of the women in this poor community largely made up of small and middle peasants is distressing. Not only are they educationally backward, with few opportunities to attend schools, but are subject to customs which contribute to keeping them economically and socially backward.

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